Night comes alive when you let your voice and imagination lead you—and your rapt audience—somewhere surprising

Motherload takes a closer look at an underexplored niche of alternative living on two wheels

The fine line between holding on and letting go

Or how running and meditating both led one woman to the same unexpected place

In the wake of a bizarre physical attack and the death of her father, Katie Arnold felt paralyzed by the anxieties of parenthood and being a woman alone in the wilderness. She got through it the same way she’d always done, by lacing up and hitting the trail. An exclusive excerpt from her new memoir, Running Home.

A playlist that both parents and children can enjoy.

I learned the hard way that lying to your kids backfires

The freedom to move and play outside inspires creativity and improved brain function

We have 22 years until we're in a significant global crisis. Show your kids how to implement these simple planet-friendly household changes now.

A new book by Kim Brooks confronts parents' responsibility to assess risk on behalf of our kids

The best way to raise capable kids is to fuel their love of games—and stop forcing them to compete against each other

Hand-picked by Kate Siber, author of the new children's book 'National Parks of the USA'

Brewer, entrepreneur, and ultrarunner Caitlin Landesberg on balancing being an entrepreneur with parenthood

Shanti Hodges has written a new book to help motivate families to get on the trail—and find the one that's perfect for them

It was a great adventure base camp even before the state agreed to cough up $10K for anyone willing to move there

'You Are Mighty' lays out ground rules for getting your kid to help change the world

We get strapped with more than just the logistics

And what parents can do to change that

On the slope and off, there's plenty to do

Is it a shame we need them? Yes. But it's the only way to protect parents who want their kids to grow up independent and brave.

There's no reason smaller feet should equal smaller ambition

It's not about training regimens or dietary dogma—it's about community

The new strategy promises to raise resilient, confident kids—exactly the skills needed to make great outdoorspeople

A new ad campaign from two major nonprofits aims to break children free from their dependence

From rafting whitewater to glamping among the sheep, these adventures will keep everyone happy

Want them to love the sport? Start slow.

Nine tips gleaned from the Swedish parenting playbook

Give them something that will inspire a lifetime of adventure

Bobby Kennedy Jr. has spent a lifetime protecting rivers, an ethos born on childhood expeditions

With its new Walls Are Meant for Climbing program, the company hopes to make climbing accessible for everyone of all ages and abilities

Tip: It helps to build your toddler a mini climbing wall so he can boulder with you

Talking to the Longnecker family about life on the road

Of course I want my daughters to be kind—but that doesn't mean they can't stand up for themselves

The classic design hasn't changed much because it doesn't need to—it's darn near perfect

Our correspondent heads to Bears Ears National Monument to find out

The newest version is well-designed, flattering, and dries within 20 minutes. Get a few pairs for the whole family, and you won't need to think about your summer adventure outfit ever again.

The teenage phenom on reaching the summit and knowing when to give up

Talking with the founders of Luvmother about how to start your own kid-related outdoor business

Whether it's skiing or mountain biking or camping, these guidelines will make sure you and your child get to enjoy a lifetime of adventure together

Spend enough time in the backcountry and you're bound to have a scare, as our writer recently discovered. Here's how to teach kids what to do when that happens.

Better learn Lanie Szuch's name, because you're about to start hearing it—a lot

One company's plan to give adolescent girls bras to help prevent them from dropping out of the outdoor world

Seven camps working to expand access to the places we love most

Want to make the strongest memories? Don’t touch the camera.

There's a moment in a child's life when she's old enough to go on a real trip yet still young enough to want to hang out with her parents. These travel tactics and tools will help you seize that window.

Just because they have lacrosse practice doesn't mean you have to sacrifice outdoor adventures

As her daughters get older, our correspondent wanted to pass along a few things that running has taught her

How the National Winter Activity Center is raising the next generation of skiers

Sound crazy? Not to Bekah and Derrick Quirin, who are embarking on a thru-hike with their one-year-old this March

Behind-the-scenes with the company's efforts to make sure kids—and parents—are valued at the office

Research shows that walking has many benefits—but it's also a pretty darn good family adventure

Taking kids on extended trips into the wilderness comes with an element of stress—the key is to talk about it

Nature documentaries offer the chance to teach your kids about the beauty and diversity of our planet

The best schools know that kids learn when their noses aren't shoved in textbooks all the time

The greatest gift a parent can give is teaching their kids to dust off and keep going

No matter who is on your list, these gifts will make sure you're ready for anything

For those of us who try to raise our children to believe they can accomplish anything, this election offers the chance for that to finally be true

The simplest way to ensure children have free play is often the hardest: opening the door and shooing them out. On their own.

How three months of parenting on crutches taught me invaluable lessons about patience, relinquishing control, and taking each moment as it comes.

There’s a growing movement of people who say that abstaining from having children is the best way to offset climate change. They’re wrong. The only way to stop it is by raising environmentally conscientious kids.

Raising a courageous, independent child means being a courageous, independently minded parent

As parents, we tend to try and fill our children’s lives with activity from the time they wake up to bedtime. But research suggests that a certain amount of idleness is beneficial.

How the upstart parenting meet-up Hike it Baby has quietly gone national

The Clark family's advice for surviving a 120-day backpacking trip—or whatever adventures you and yours have planned for the summer

The 42-year-old mountaineer and mother of two just claimed the women’s speed record for the Explorer’s Grand Slam. How did she pull it off?

The author tagged along on a trip to Joshua Tree with a group of kids from Southern California who had never slept in a tent

The movement to get kids running around outdoors has some strong scientific support. Here are six ways to let your children cut loose.

The secret to surviving a weeklong family vacation along the Pacific Coast? Rent a tricked-out minivan

Bestselling author Caroline Paul’s new book, 'The Gutsy Girl,' is a how-to guide for parents to push through the anxiety and let their kids take acceptable risks outdoors

The Secretary of the Interior just issued an order that aims to help get at-risk and disabled children outside. Here’s how it will work.

Author Richard Louv, who coined the term “nature-deficit disorder,” is back with his latest book on the importance of getting kids into nature

Nutritious lunches are key to fueling our children’s minds and bodies, and our cafeterias are failing us

We asked the director of the National Avalanche Center what precautions he takes when he goes skiing with his two young daughters

We asked photographer Jesse Burke, whose new book showcases a series of road trips with his young daughter

Nature eases stress, and there’s no better way to offset the collective holiday insanity than by escaping to wild places. Presenting five family adventures for a meaningful season.

The pressure to enlist kids in competitive sports has us putting four-year-olds on the soccer field. It’s clear they don’t know what they’re doing. And it may be a more harmful decision than you realize.

Pressure on kids to perform well in school, excel in competitive sports, and handle other pressures could be alleviated with some simple one-on-one time with nature

A family of backcountry maximalists learns to love going fast and light